Musica Viva Festival 2017 - Concert 3

Saturday 22 April 2017
2:00pm

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney

Proudly supported by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, experience four full days of the Musica Viva Festival.

This concert is a banquet of musical colours and flavours, making full use of the joyous contrasts provided by all the different Festival wind players, grounded in piano and strings. Tansman and Martinu almost certainly crossed paths in the musically vibrant Paris of the early 20th century; Britten’s youthful Sinfonietta blends rhapsodic beauty with rhythmic invention. Ligeti’s Bagatelles show the composer at his most playful, making a happy contrast with Glière’s songful Duos. Works by Fitkin and Westlake make delightful companion pieces, their composers respected and popular members of today’s musical pantheon.

PROGRAM

MARTINŮ Trio for flute, cello and piano, H. 300
Performed by Kiran Phatak (flute), Rowena Macneish (cello) and Amir Farid (piano)

LIGETI Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
Performed by Arcadia Winds

TANSMAN Sonatina for bassoon and piano
Performed by Matthew Kneale (bassoon) and Amir Farid (piano)

BRITTEN Sinfonietta for chamber orchestra, op 1
Performed by Arcadia Winds, Marianne Broadfoot (violin), Kerry Martin (violin),  Jacqui Cronin (viola), Rowena Macneish (cello) and Kees Boersma (double bass)

FITKIN Gate for soprano saxophone and piano
Performed by Amy Dickson (saxophone) and Amir Farid (piano)

GLIÈRE Duos (1-7) op 39 for violin and cello
Performed by Pinchas Zukerman (violin) and Amanda Forsyth (cello)

WESTLAKE Rare Sugar
Performed by Lloyd Van’t Hoff (clarinet), Amir Farid (piano), Goldner String Quartet and Kees Boersma (double bass)

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